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san francisco from the mayors prospective and the city's prospective in relationship to continue to build our economy i want to introduce the mayor of the great city and county of san francisco. mayor ed lee (clapping) >> thank you. thank you for that introduction and good morning, everyone. i know you've gotten a lot of statistics their not only interesting and accurate but very guiding for what we need to do. thank you greg costco and bob and all of the members of san francisco chamber of commerce for extending this invitation and it's great to see a lot of the officials and the department
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heads to make sure and insure our cities skews. before i get started i want to take another moment to acknowledge and thank the men and women who over the past several weeks fought california's third largest wildfire the rim fire up in yosemite. and among those fighters the fire was our san francisco firefighters who stood alongside other fire department's across the country navigate over 5 thousand people fighting the fire. and, of course, the staff and crews of the public utilities commission helped and that helped and water industry. i'm proud of their work and while we're grateful everyday
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for our first responders who risk their lives to protect and serve and for our police officers and firefighters who lost their lives years ago it's important we reflect on that. and certainly for our city. we've had our own including the rim fire the police and, of course, the fire department were there the first responders on a crash that will stick with me. we're living in an extraordinary city and you can is new year it that a lot of our residents are back to work. when we took office on january lifting our unemployment rates
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was 9 and a half percent today's it's 5.5 percent. this streamer important year our city netted over thirty thousand additional jobs and think about what the professor said about the multipleer effects. it's not just one industry we're seeing board based job growth at every sector off our city is growing and beating the industry. we're successful because we've created the conditions that give the investors and enterprise in our city to innovative and grow and create jobs whether or not their neighborhood or small business owner or international firms or other companies. well, here's a new stat.
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since 2011, 2023.6 million secret of office space - 23.6 million square feet that's 34 trans america pyramids put together. while we're licking lucky it's not all luck. navigate over the last 2 1/2 years we built the infrastructure of our city. where did we do that? let's see we worked together to create enlightenment for jobs and attracting businesses and making the san francisco the innovation capita of the world. we worked together to build homes by providing verifies with
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the conversation treating e creating a housing trust fund and a working with our zoning and planning department and rezoning aspects of our city and creating a fund for permanent housing and we can be insure we don't have poverty housing. we want all san franciscans that be living side to side. we're working together to support our young people through our summer job program by investing in 0 our skuldz and making historic investment in our budget for the san francisco unified school district. we've worked together to strengthen our neighborhoods through our innovates that's focused on 25 commercial districts throughout the city
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providing loans and phil vacancies and retaining the strength in the local business. we've worked hard to reenvision our waterfront with mixed seawall lots and 4 pier and, of course, we'll welcome in the gotten state warriors back home thanks for itself leadership of folks working with argue port and a city planners. a derelict pier will be transformed that will bring thousands of people out to enjoy our waterfront. we worked to get with our community. we created the transit city plan that incorporates gov. both businesses and neighborhood for
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places to work with open shops and more and the development community has imbraced that with 5 office buildings adjacent to the transit center. we've worked together i get the theme now? to fund roads and parks and libs and asking san francisco voters to invest they're hard earned dollars to build infrastructure to help families skewed. we've worked together to make san francisco the gateway to china and beyond. through china that sf it's a partnership for economic development we've attracted 2090 imply companies to 90 san francisco and we're setting our
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sites on latin listen to this latino sf. we've worked together to rebuild our 70 san with 5 hospitals, of course, our san francisco gunmen e general i'll be asking you for more help with furniture. of course, c pmc chinese hospital and uc san francisco. we've worked together to fix our that deficit with reform and 5 years planning all of which has maintained our strong bond rating and this summer we're going to tangle our health care obligation. well, it's bogging because of our layers focus on the infrastructure of our economy
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that that has allowed us to become the faster growing state not new york or los angeles but we cannot have done that without the san francisco chamber of commerce and without our business community that has vifrtd in our city in helping me create those jobs everyday. so, now this is not the time to rest in our success. i think it's time that we double down on our success by focusing and tackling with more vigor and more resolve by looking over that horizon to see what else we should be doing. this is not a buckle ladies and gentlemen. that first city college we're
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going to save city he college period no, ifs or maybe so it's too important to give up open our students or training of our workforce in the future. it's the fit and second the affordable care act is important. we're focused in marking our residents and encouraging resident to purchase affordable insurance via the california marketplace but we need to provide guidance to our local businesses how it integrates namely the health care security ordinance. this is a complicated policy issue that's why i've ask you to serve on our council with
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barbara garcia and many others. we'll lead a data process so we can make informed policy positions and file the gaps of everyone so we can all be covered. we're san francisco we're going to be a model for that prelims. i want to close with a few thoughts. people as me it is good economy going to continue? how are we going to extend the prosperity that so many of our enterprise part of the answer is the everyday decision by each of you to keep investing 90 in our city. yes investing in businesses and start up and innovative ideas
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but investing in our young people, our schools and community and neighborhood organizations. san francisco is the greatest city in the world not just because of our bay and at all beautiful buildings but our human talent we know is at the heart of our success. so i ask you help us save city college and help us rebilled and reimage our bettered education for our children. help us higher young people making our neighborhoods safer and stronger. i ask you to get involved and volunteer and i ask you to help with more resources to be able to do this. that's how we're going to be able to sustain this economic
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recovery and extend our prosperity we'll be able to continue to build the infrastructure structure for our city today and tomorrow. thank you very much
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>> good evening and welcome toet september 18,2013 board of appeals. the presiding officer is chris hwang and joined by frank fung and darryl honda and arcelia hurtado and our vice president will be absent today and. i am cynthia goldstein the board director and we are
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joined by people that have cases in the room and we have scott sanchez and from the planning department and i expect we will be joined by mr. dufty and representing building inspection and if you could go over the guidelines. >> the board requests that you turn off all cell phones and procedures. the rules are as follows. appellant and permit holders and representatives have seven minutes to present their cases and three minutes for rebuttals and parties affiliated with the parties must give comments during this time and parties not affiliated with the parties have three minutes to address the board but no rebuttals. to assist the board
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members of the public that wish to speak are asked but not required to give a speaker card or business card when you come up to the spoadium. the board welcomes your comments and suggestions. there are customer satisfaction survey forms up on the left side. if you have a request please talk to board staff during a meeting or call the office tomorrow morning and at 1650 mission three room 304 on van ness avenue and broadcast on sfgtv cable channel 78 and d.v.d's are available for purchase will directly from sfgtv. thank you for your attention. at this point we will go through the swearing in
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process. if you plan to give testimony tonight and please stand and say i do after you have been sworn in or affirmed. please note that any member of the public may speak without taking this oath pursuant to the sunshine ordinance and the administrative code. thank you. do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony is the whole truth, nothing but the truth? thank you. >> thank you mr. pacheco. we will start with item one which is public comment if you want wish to speak on an item not on the calendar tonight. seeing none we will move to item two, commissioners questions and comments. any questions? all right. item three which is your consideration of the board's minutes of september 11, 2013. >> i have review offed the
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minutes. i have no changes. >> no changes. >> on that i will move to adopt the minutes. >> okay thank you. is there any public comment on the minutes? seeing none then if you could call the roll please. >> we have a motion from the president to adopt the september 11, 2013 minutes. on that motion commissioner fung. >> i. >> commissioner hurtado. >> aye. >> vice president is absent. commissioner honda. >> aye. >> it's 4-0. it is adopted. >> thank you. next we will call appeal no. 13-058 and ali reza ebrahimi and bryan finoki v. department of building inspection. the subject property is one 1050 valencia street to protest for milton o'brien to build a
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building for bpa no. 2013/01/17/8234 for previous permit. this is on hearing for today and we will start with the appellant. please come forward. you have seven minutes to present your case. >> i would like to -- >> hang on. you need to speak into the motorcycle phone. >> i was. >> >> microphone. >> i was europe for three months and didn't have a chance to do a package and i will show you a couple of things because it will take seven minutes to read this. this is a 10-pound dumb bell rubber coated. i'm not going to damage this floor because it's carpeted. i wake up 5:30 a.m. in the morning until 11:00 p.m. at night -- not just
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10-pounder. there is weight 75 pounds being dropped. when you do lat lifts drop up to 150 pounds, leg press 200 pounds. this is has all the information here and pictures. they're saying that -- you know, they did the ceiling right and they have not -- because i can hear conversations. on my laptop i can play hours and hours of people talking -- not just dropping weights but talking. when you're ready i will put it up here. i will give you speakers or head phones. >> can you put that up. >> the ceiling has 19 places for lights. they're two by four. that is 152 square feet open
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space to my house. no instillation. there is no [inaudible] behind it. that is 152 square feet. this is not that important and they're opening response where it's a majority of false information and i say it on record because we don't have time to go through it. they're in yellow and false information and accusation. they have weight racks and up to 75 pounds and a dead lift. it's not a huge one but it's a dead lift. this is a leg press where they say it doesn't make noise. they have four treadmills. i
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uf love technology. this is my cell phone. sorry i am shaking. this is one year of just agitation. this is a sound pressure meter with nobody talking in this room. 60-decibels is peak. in here they suggest that their gym is at 58 and 67 maximum. you have this. it's insane, of course. i've tried to get in touch with a milton o'brien since day one. we didn't get to speak not even once. the only connection we
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had -- i don't know who responded to this that basically we gave them our whole case. we have email to your building -- sorry. we have forwarded the email to the owners of the building. thank you. lift fit. this is the only response i have gotten in the last year from the gentleman behind me and his son who is behind me. there is a couple of times i tried to get the number from him for his father. he wouldn't give me the number. he basically told me basically i had to live with the times and i said asked when they were open and he told me the hours and he said "i needed to change my evening patterns." that's a quote. i have from this gentleman is that basically i responded to -- to me --
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okay, right here. i explained -- to him i explained there a multi-apartment unit and i wanted to make sure they take our consideration -- our -- consider our concerns as well as take all the necessary action to insure the sound insulation was done properly and patrick -- the guy behind me, responded "it will be done but not perfect." there was none insulation done. they added one extra sheet of dry roll and they said they did it after we requested. they didn't do anything from the beginning until i started this process with you guys and they did zero and it's documented. i have every single email to my landlord, to the gentleman behind me. everything is here. i would love to play you some audio in terms what is
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important to you but i can spend the rest of the time reading the information. basically for the record i am not here to close the gym. that's not a concern here. i'm a yoga instructor and teaching at gold's gym and another big chain and i study sound design engineering and acoustic design and they know it and when i first told them this it seemed like it didn't matter so we have been going back and forth so no response. i have been dealing with the landlord. the landlord hasn't not responded until josh from hermar came to my house and i asked him to sleep on my bed for a minute and came at nine in the morning and after that he told them the situation and how loud it is in
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our room. i guess that's seven minutes. 20 seconds. so in my 20 seconds i can fire up any sound you like. i don't know if i can submit my information here, but the treadmill -- 150-pound person running at 7 miles an hour and one fowrd pound and -- free weight 55-pound drop from the bench. on the rubber map it's 94 ses bells. >> you will have more time in the rebuttal but i would like to hear the sound. is 15 seconds long enough? >> [inaudible] >> no. speaker. and i'm not
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sure how we will determine the actual sound, given that you can enhance the volume. >> not a problem here. >> okay. >> okay. >> and what time of day? >> it can start from 5:30 a.m. to -- >> what are we listening to? >> it will tell you. there is speech in front. >> it's weights dropping. >> this is my roommate in the bedroom -- >> in the kitchen. >> in the kitchen at 830. let
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me do it again. >> that's weights dropping. >> another dumb bell. >> 830 weights dropping. i'm in my kitchen. >> he's in the kitchen. >> (sound of dumb bell dropping on the above floor). >> i have better but these are just weights. what would you like? would you like to have people talking? >> i would like people talking. >> okay. just simple conversation. just a simple talk. >> (playing audio

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